Students Unable to attend Diploma Award Ceremony because of New Jobs

On 10 May 2019, the Hydrographic Institute held the diploma and badge award ceremony for the Specialization Course in Hydrography (edition 2017/2018). This course was completed by four officers of the Portuguese Navy, one officer of the Navy of Morocco and two civilians with Brazilian and Italian nationalities. Two civilian students were unable to be present at the ceremony because, after the end of the course, they quickly found jobs. Both are already working in the international hydrographic industry, one in Scotland at Fugro GB and the other in Australia at Guardian Geomatics PTY. LTD. The Specialization Course in Hydrography,... (read more)
2019-05-20 09:23:31

Hydrographic Data Essential for Security of Life at Sea

The decade of ocean science, starting in 2020 will make the future bright for the marine geospatial industry, said rear admiral Tim Lowe, acting Chief Executive of the United Kingdom Hydrographic Office and the National Hydrographer. Lowe was talking about the era of geospatial data at Offshore Survey, the conference held at the fringes of Ocean Business 2019, the ocean technology exhibition in Southampton, UK, at the National Oceanography Centre. Better Informed Decisions Lowe emphasized that hydrographic data supports and further grows prosperity, sustainability and security of life at sea. According to him, it’s up to the hydrographic field to... (read more)
2019-04-16 12:56:26

Ocean Business Offers a Wide Range of Exhibitors, Demos and Speakers

Over 340 exhibitors from all over the world are offering the very latest technologies, water-based demonstrations, and learning and networking opportunities at the upcoming Ocean Business exhibition. More than 5,000 visitors from over 60 countries are expected to visit one of the biggest marine technology events across the globe. The Ocean Business show is taking place at the National Oceanography Centre in Southampton from 9-11 April 2019. Economy in 2010 The exhibition organizers have just revealed a line up of industry experts to present speeches in the opening session to take place 9 April. Claire Jolly, Head of IPSO Unit... (read more)
2019-04-02 02:30:50

Clarity about Marine Pilot Licenses

According to a recent High Court Declaratory Judgment, those wanting to train as pilots in New Zealand must hold a master certificate or the equivalent. However, navy officers and pilots trained overseas have a pathway to become pilots in New Zealand. This includes mariners who don’t hold master tickets but have undertaken Ab Initio (from the beginning) training. The New Zealand Maritime Pilots Association and the New Zealand Merchant Service Guild sought the declaratory judgment after Maritime NZ indicated an experienced mariner who did not hold a master certificate could enter a training programme to become a marine pilot. Open... (read more)
2019-04-02 11:17:49

Students and Researchers Get Access to OceanWise Marine Mapping via Digimap

OceanWise’ intelligent marine mapping data is now accessible to students in Further and Higher Education across the British Isles via Digimap, the online map and data delivery service provided by EDINA, based at the University of Edinburgh. EDINA works with data partners such as Ordnance Survey, British Geological Survey, Centre for Ecology and Hydrology, Getmapping and OceanWise, to offer access to a variety of data collections for the purpose and benefit of education and research. Digimap allows students and researchers to create or interrogate mapping online by selecting an appropriate base map, adding annotations and customising the content, using measurement... (read more)
2019-01-18 11:20:45

Katy Barbier-Greenland

Katy Barbier-Greenland is originally from Melbourne, Australia, and now lives in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. She holds undergraduate degrees in social science majoring in psychology and social work with honours, as well as a Master of Information Management with a research specialisation. Katy’s professional background comprises mostly policy analysis and research management positions in the health and education sectors, and she now works as a freelance writer and researcher.  (read more)
2018-12-11 11:48:59

K.U.M. and the SEA-SEIS Ocean-bottom Seismometer Deployment Mission

Capturing the Earth’s Heartbeat
Scientists from the Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies (DIAS) have undertaken a 21-day marine science mission, deploying 18 ocean-bottom seismometers (OBSs) at a series of locations on the floor of the North Atlantic Ocean. The OBSs function as sensors and are to record the tiny vibrations of the Earth caused by seismic waves, generated by earthquakes and ocean waves, and will record these vibrations for the next 18 months. The intended outcome of this mission is to collect data that will enable the DIAS scientists to better understand the activity under and on the ocean floor along Ireland’s west coast,... (read more)
2018-12-11 11:38:02

Ashley Chappell

Ashley Chappell earned a B.A. in Geography from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1991, and a Master's degree in Geography and Cartographic Sciences from George Mason University in 1997. After an exciting stint at National Geographic, she joined the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration as an aeronautical chart cartographer in 1992. Her childhood summers spent at Virginia Beach and a love of the sea soon necessitated a move to nautical charting for NOAA's Office of Coast Survey in 1995, where she produced charts of Alaska, the Pacific and Great Lakes waters. In 2000, she moved to... (read more)
2018-09-11 11:39:53

Methane Emission Seafloor Project Benefits from Multibeam Echosounder

With the increasing concern about global warming, there is a strong focus on methane emissions from the seafloor. Indeed, today large quantities of methane – a potent greenhouse gas – are trapped within the seafloor in the form of so-called gas hydrates, solid ice-like deposits which are only stable at particular conditions of high pressure and low temperature. Since only a small volume of methane currently bubbles up into the ocean, the quantity reaching the atmosphere is not threatening, despite its greenhouse effect. However, there is a concern that, as the temperature of oceans rises, the seafloor methane hydrate deposits will... (read more)
2018-09-03 09:29:07

David Millar to Serve On IHO-IOC GEBCO Guiding Committee

David Millar, Fugro’s government accounts director for the Americas region, has been appointed by the International Hydrographic Organization (IHO) to serve on the Guiding Committee of the General Bathymetric Chart of the Oceans (GEBCO) Project. The 14 member Guiding Committee is responsible for overseeing the work of GEBCO’s sub-committees and ad hoc working groups. Mr Millar’s appointment marks the first time a non-government industry stakeholder has served as a member in any capacity. GEBCO is a non-profit organisation operating under the joint auspices of the IHO and the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC) of the United Nations Educations, Scientific and Cultural... (read more)
2018-07-30 09:31:03
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